While the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games are still a few months away, the schedule for the game day shuttles have been revealed on Metrolinx’s new trip planner Triplinx.
The shuttle will run on a ten minute frequency departing the West Harbour GO Station. The shuttle will travel south on James Street North, east on Main Street East, south on John Street South and west on Hunter Street East making a stop in front of the Hamilton GO Centre. The shuttles will then run as an express to the stadium via James Street South, Main Street East, Gage Avenue North and King Street East. Shuttles will let off passengers at the Scotts Park Loading Zone.
Return shuttles will travel along King Street, north on Bay Street, east on Strachan and then south on James Street North beside the West Harbour GO Station.
Effective Sunday, July 5th, 2015 from 5:00AM until July 27th, 2015 at 6:00AM, Cannon Street East will be fully closed between Lottridge Street and Gage Avenue North. The closures are due to the 2015 PanAm Games and events hosted at Tim Horton’s Field which will require various road closures within the stadium’s immediate area.
Due to the closure, route 3 CANNON will be detoured in both directions.
Hamilton’s Public Works Department will close the Queen Street Hill (Beckett Drive) this Sunday, July 5, 2015 from start of service until approximately 5:00 p.m. due to emergency maintenance.
Due to the closure, 34 UPPER PARADISE will need to be temporarily detoured during this time.
As a result of a request by north Aldershot residents, the Hamilton Street Railway has agreed to additional stops on Waterdown Road.
While the HSR stops only at Mountain Brow Road, as of June 29th the bus also stops at Rennick Road, Flatt Road and Craven Avenue. This additional services will be Monday to Friday during peak periods.
Route 18 WATERDOWN will begin expanded service, including full day and Saturday sercice in September.
Effective Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 from 7:00AM to 4:00PM, University Avenue from Forsyth Avenue to College Crescent (McMaster University) Southbound Traffic Only will be closed due to construction. Routes 1A KING and 5C DELAWARE will be detoured during this time.
This is the same detour as previously took place on March 31st, 2015 from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.
On Monday night, a tentative agreement was reached between the City of Burlington and Burlington Transit workers, represented by CUPE Local 2723.
CUPE 2723 will hold a ratification meeting on July 5. If the union fails to ratify the agreement, the union has promised the city 72 hours notice before calling a strike.
Transit service will continue as usual.
In addition to the closure of James Street North for Open Streets Hamilton, two other events in downtown Hamilton on Sunday may cause delays to multiple routes.
Open Streets Hamilton is taking place on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and will result in the closure of James between York Blvd / Wilson Street and Strachan Street.
East/West cross traffic will be maintained by Hamilton Police at Cannon and Barton.
Effective Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from approximately 7am and for approximately three weeks weather permitting, Stinson Street from Victoria Avenue to West Avenue South will be closed due to construction in the westbound direction only.
Due to this closure, westbound route 5 DELAWARE buses will be detoured. Branches affected are as follows:
- 5 DELAWARE – 5C WEST HAMILTON
- 5 DELAWARE – 5C MEADOWLANDS
- 5 DELAWARE – 52 HEAD STREET (DUNDAS)
- 5 DELAWARE – 52 GOVERNORS (DUNDAS)
GO Transit has released their summer schedules which includes new service to the West Harbour GO Station, which is currently under construction on James Street North in Hamilton. Starting July 9th, regular weekday service to the new West Harbour GO Station will begin with two new trips to Union Station in the morning and two trips back in the evening.
While the news release states that there will be only two trains departing West Harbour GO in the morning and two trains arriving in the afternoon, there are an additional THREE trains arriving and FOUR trains departing from Hamilton’s newest station in the afternoon and evening. The additonal trains, which now begin on July 11th, are being scheduled to help handle spectators for the Pan Am soccer matches in July.
The extra trains added in support of the Pan am Games are shown in italics.